published March 15, 1989
Cover Image by Masami Teraoka
Most technologies, as they evolve over the next 35 years, are going to become more personalized and more interactive. This won’t be a merely technical evolution, such as the difference between low and high definition TV, or low and high fidelity telephones — those are all quantitative changes rather than deep, conceptual changes.
— Nicholas Negroponte, The Goose and the Golden Egg
Once a month I go shopping downtown, near the prefectural offices. It takes me the better part of an hour to drive there, but since my purchases include a lot of specialized items — faucet packing, spare blades for power tools, large laminated dry cells, that sort of thing — the local shops won’t do. Besides, I’d rather not run into anyone I know. My nickname trails after me like a shadow.
— Abe Kobo, The Ark Sakura
We might say sculpture is a concrete expression of the energy of solid objects. However, as you know, art goes beyond such material considerations. There are things floating on the surface of art which are weightless and completely invisible. They exist everywhere, they take us beyond time, and there are times when we can hear them or see them, we can know them just as if they were directly perceived. — Isamu Noguchi